July 11, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police seek escaped inmate

photo of Nicholas Gamblin

An inmate who was in the being transported today from Strafford to Springfield escaped custody at about 7:15 p.m. in the area of Division and Sherman. Nicholas R. Gamblin (DOB 6-29-81) is a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 135 pounds and he has four active warrants including first-degree tampering, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and resisting arrest. Police have a perimeter set and are actively looking for Gamblin who may be dangerous. He is wearing black and gray striped inmate clothing, is handcuffed and has no shoes. He was last seen running southbound on Sherman.

If you have any information of his whereabouts, please call 911.

Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Eric Reece

springfield police department

Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd